Exiles fall under Imperial control…

A disappointing performance from the Exiles saw them well beaten by Surbiton Imperials at Colets Sports club.

Exiles lost the toss and were bowling and inroads were few and far between, though a fine spell by Akhtar (3 for 23) kept the home side in check. Surbiton were still able to reach 209 for 8 from their 40, which barely seemed par.

However with the pitch becoming lower and slower, and in the face of accurate Surbiton bowling, the Exiles chase never really got going. Only Williams (38) of the top order significantly troubled the scorers as Exiles slumped to 117 for 9, before a last wicket partnership of 50 between skipper Plume (34) and Akhtar (18no) at least reduced the margin of defeat.

Better things are hoped from the side again Old Ruts at Dundonald Rec next week.